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Rainbow Dash (Armoured) by DimFann Rainbow Dash (Armoured) by DimFann
Sweet Christ why did I spend so much time on this.
PaintToolSAI for the lines, Photoshop for the colour.

Lately a friend has been asking me to draw several specific variations of the characters from this show, I liked this idea the most.
The wings were an utter bitch.
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:iconjacobellinger:
Jacobellinger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hehe swag
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InvertedSlime Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Skyrim.

Rainbow Dash is an Imperial Legion soldier?

(I cannot BELIVE I recognized that.)
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YanaSeverskaya Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Those unprotected legs... Stalliongrad manapowerarmor users disapprove.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm assuming that's a Mechquest reference?
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:iconyanaseverskaya:
YanaSeverskaya Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
No, it's just a logic reference.
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StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh. Okay then.Just saying there is mana power armour in mechquest, so I assumed... heh.
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MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unnervingly human. Although I'm sure some people like that
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:icondimfann:
DimFann Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, did this one without actually knowing much/anything about horses.
So for fairness' sake I've been studying them for over the past week and I think I'm fairly close to having them down:
i.imgur.com/LWQ2Q9c.png
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:iconmuddyfudger:
MuddyFudger Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good, although some parts like the snout are modified to achieve that cuteness that you see on the show.
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WhitewolfStormrunner Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you forgot her tail.

Great pic other than that l'il flub, though.  Love to see more of your art!
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd be quite happy if you kept on making them ponies. Thank goodness for your friend.
Some fine use of contrasting lighting here. And I rarely see this kind of body armor on ponies, which is frankly a shame, since it looks quite good and makes perfect sense in terms of protection and stuff. Also, good judicious use of anthropomorphisation. And some fine-arse wings.
Well done!
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:icondimfann:
DimFann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There will certainly be at least few more out of me, my friend really isn't shy about making requests, and I'm usually happy to fulfill them if time permits.
We agreed that the whole 'sort of Greek hoplite' style armor would probably be the most appropriate choice considering the mythology.
The input is greatly appreciated, I love reading/hearing people's thoughts and criticisms! =)
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Armor +5
Hoof traction +2
Speed -600

(Sonic Rainboom disabled.)
Added weight.
BAD TRADE.
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:icondimfann:
DimFann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats, you've motivated another request.
Friend would like me to do another where the she (RD) manages to pull it off in armor as the plates break off and the metal degrades.
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:iconmoppypuppy:
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Ugh, I've been trying to motivate requests forever?
When I fail I have to commission things.
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Jlargent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
FIRST! And *ahem* THIS IS EQUESTRIA!
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:icondimfann:
DimFann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Essentially what my friend asked for in a nutshell. I originally wanted to include some kind of combat in the background, and some ember/ash effects, but we couldn't decide on who/what might be fighting or on how it would look so unfortunately none of that made it in.
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Jlargent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
You could've at least added the helmet. Or the tattered cape.
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:icondimfann:
DimFann Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Didn't think about adding a cape, though a helmet was there in earlier iterations but it left too little to identify the character by.
I also just realized that I forgot to add a tail.
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